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This Magical Garden Has Transformed Me

Good morning everyone and thank you for coming out and showing your support to the Homeless Garden Project.  I showed up here several months ago as a volunteer at the suggestion of my doctor. You see, I have been diagnosed … Continue reading

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A Passion to Stay with Me the Rest of My Life

  First off I want to thank Darrie for having me up here, and I want to thank all of you for your time. I am up here tonight to describe my life before and after I found the garden. … Continue reading

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I Am Doing Something Special with My Life Now

Hi everyone, my name is Dianna Hope and I’m proud to be a trainee at the Homeless Garden Project! The Homeless Garden Project not only helps the homeless, but we help many community members through organizations like Hospice, and the … Continue reading

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Smart Path Project–Robyn McKeen’s Inspiring Presentation at Smart Solutions Community Recognition Reception

At the Smart Solutions to Homelessness Community Recognition Reception on November 12, 2017, Robyn McKeen presented about “Coordinated Entry,” a strategic priority of our community’s All In Strategic Plan to Prevent, Reduce and Eventually End Homelessness. Homeless Garden Project staff and board … Continue reading

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Voices from the Field: Our Volunteers Share Their Stories

“Service is not a hierarchy but a reciprocity in which the distinctions between teacher and pupil, giver and receiver, helper and helped constantly dissolve.” –Scott London In honor of Make a Difference Week, we took time to acknowledge our extraordinary … Continue reading

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Be the Difference–Honoring Volunteers at Homeless Garden Project

More than 2,000 people volunteer each year at Homeless Garden Project, building bridges in our community that make our organization and Santa Cruz strong. We hear from volunteers and trainees every day about the value of our Volunteer and Community … Continue reading

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I Promised Myself

Donna spoke at our 2017 Downtown Store Gala Holiday Open House on December 1, 2017.  The trainees had been working in the workshop for over a month, creating wreaths, decorating our beeswax candles, making our bath and body products, baking … Continue reading

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Here, Amongst the Flowers and Vegetables

Lienallie gave this talk at Permaculture Action Day at our farm on November 4, 2017.  Over the course of the day, about 200 people gathered to take part in a day of hands-on regenerative projects, music, shared food, workshops, and … Continue reading

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2016 Annual Report: Donors

Many Thanks to All of Our Generous Donors in 2016. Our Garden and Our Trainees Couldn’t Grow Without You! Sustainer of the Garden ($25,000 and over) Quentin Hancock             Newman’s Own Foundation Nurturer of the Garden ($10,000-$24,999) Monterey Peninsula Foundation    … Continue reading

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Shelter from the Storm

Justin gave this talk to guests at Homeless Garden Project’s Sustain Farm Supper, 9.16.2017 Good Evening!  First of all, I would like to thank everyone for being here tonight.  And an extra special thank you to Mr. Tom Steyer and … Continue reading

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